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Parts of Speech

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Lisa Emerson
System:Haleyville City
School:Haleyville City Board Of Education
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1101
Title:
Parts of Speech
Digital Tool/Resource:
Sparklefish
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

This educational app is a Mad libs type story creation game to reinforce parts of speech knowledge. 

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: K
36 ) Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly. [SL.K.6]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 1
37 ) Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.1.1]

a. Print all uppercase and lowercase letters. [L.1.1a]

b. Use common, proper, and possessive nouns. [L.1.1b]

c. Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (e.g., He hops; We hop). [L.1.1c]

d. Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns (e.g., I, me, my; they, them, their; anyone, everything). [L.1.1d]

e. Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (e.g., Yesterday I walked home; Today I walk home; Tomorrow I will walk home). [L.1.1e]

f. Use frequently occurring adjectives. [L.1.1f]

g. Use frequently occurring conjunctions (e.g., and, but, or, so, because). [L.1.1g]

h. Use determiners (e.g., articles, demonstratives). [L.1.1h]

i. Use frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., during, beyond, toward). [L.1.1i]

j. Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts. [L.1.1j]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.1.37- Demonstrate standard English grammar when writing or speaking.
ELA.AAS.1.37a- Print all uppercase and lowercase letters when writing or speaking.
ELA.AAS.1.37c- Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs when writing or speaking.
ELA.AAS.1.37f- Use adjectives when writing or speaking.
ELA.AAS.1.37g- Use the conjunctions and or when writing or speaking.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
8 ) Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures. [RL.2.9]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
35 ) Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.2.1]

a. Use collective nouns (e.g., group). [L.2.1a]

b. Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, teeth, mice, fish). [L.2.1b]

c. Use reflexive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves). [L.2.1c]

d. Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told). [L.2.1d]

e. Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified. [L.2.1e]

f. Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy). [L.2.1f]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.2.35- Demonstrate standard English grammar when writing or speaking.
ELA.AAS.2.35a- Use nouns and verbs when writing or speaking.
ELA.AAS.2.35b- Use plural nouns when writing or speaking.
ELA.AAS.2.35c- Identify and use personal pronouns when writing or speaking.
ELA.AAS.2.35e- Use adjectives when writing or speaking.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
37 ) Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening. [L.2.3]

a. Compare formal and informal uses of English. [L.2.3a]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 3
37 ) Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.3.1]

a. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences. [L.3.1a]

b. Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns. [L.3.1b]

c. Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood). [L.3.1c]

d. Form and use regular and irregular verbs. [L.3.1d]

e. Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses. [L.3.1e]

f. Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.* [L.3.1f]

g. Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified. [L.3.1g]

h. Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. [L.3.1h]

i. Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences. [L.3.1i]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.3.37- Demonstrate standard English grammar when communicating.
ELA.AAS.3.37a- Demonstrate correct use of nouns and verbs.
ELA.AAS.3.37b- Demonstrate correct use of plural nouns.
ELA.AAS.3.37c- Demonstrate correct use of adjectives.
ELA.AAS.3.37f- Demonstrate correct use of pronouns.
ELA.AAS.3.37g- Demonstrate correct use of adverbs.


Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: K
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will will show ideas by using different applications on a device.
  • will change and fix those ideas on the device.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • text
  • image
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to type or use speech to text to type basic letters and words.
  • how to delete letters and words.
  • how to resize an image.
  • how to move an image around.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • type and edit text.
  • resize and move images.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • an artifact created digitally can be reviewed and revised easily and in the same platform.
  • text and images can be used together to convey an idea or information.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: K
8) Present information from a variety of digital resources.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will show and/or tell what I have learned from digital resources.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • digital
  • ebook
  • website
  • audio
  • onine
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • information can be found in ebooks, websites, videos, audio files, and online articles.
  • how to share information they learned from digital resources.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • talk about a specific topic in which they gathered information from many different resources such as a digital book, website, video, and/or ebook.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • there are many different places to learn about ideas and topics such as the internet, books, videos, etc.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 1
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will type and edit letters, words, and simple sentences correctly.
  • will use a digital tool to draw a simple picture.
  • will insert, move, and size a digital image.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • image
  • cursor
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to type letters, words, and simple sentences.
  • how to delete letters, words, and simple sentences.
  • place the cursor where they need to delete or add.
  • how to draw a simple picture digitally.
  • insert, move, and size an image.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • type, review, and edit typed text.
  • create a simple drawing using digital tools.
  • select, size, and place images.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • an artifact they create using digital text, images, and drawings can be used to convey ideas and information.
  • because the artifacts are digital, they can be edited and revised easily.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 1
9) Use a variety of digital tools collaboratively to connect with other learners.

Examples: Video calling, blogs, collaborative documents.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will, collaboratively, connect with others using images, text, audio, and/or video digital creation tools.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • video
  • audio
  • text
  • image
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to connect with others through image, video, text, and audio digital creation tools.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • contribute to an online video and/or audio discussion with other students in a protected platform.
  • contribute to an online text discussion with other students in a protected platform.
  • contribute to collaborative documents with other students in a protected platform.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • they can communicate and connect with other learners through video, audio, images, and text in a protected learning environment.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 1
13) Create a research-based product collaboratively using online digital tools.

Examples: Find simple facts about a specific topic, create a slide that contains facts located in trade books or other sources.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will show what they learned using a digital tool.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • display
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to display information they learned about a topic using a digital tool.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • work with others to display information learned about a topic on a digital platform such as a slide, a blog entry, or a video.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • they can learn about a topic from more than one resource, for example a trade book, podcast, website, and/or video.
  • they can show what they learned through many different digital platforms such as video, audio, and/or text.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will create and edit multi-media projects with digital tools.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • video
  • audio
  • record
  • text
  • digital
  • multi-media
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • devices can record pictures, drawings, videos, audio and text.
  • programs and applications can organize and help you edit pictures, drawings, videos, audio, and/or text.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • type, record audio and video, and draw in a digital environment.
  • organize text, audio, video, and or drawings in a digital environment.
  • record their learning into a digital device using video, text, and/or pictures/drawings.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • they can show what they have learned using a digital resource such as video, audio, text, and or pictures/drawings.
  • because the work has been done in a digital environment, it can be easier to edit.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
13) Create a research-based product using online digital tools.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will collect, organize, and show what was learned about a topic using a digital tool.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • online
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • information can be gathered about a topic using a digital tool.
  • information can be organzied about a topic using a digital tool.
  • how to use an appropriate online digital tool to present information about a topic.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • research about a topic.
  • collect information about a topic.
  • organize and display what they learned using an online digital tool.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • An online digital tool can be used to organize and display information and ideas.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 3
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • produce authentic artifacts using digital tools using various forms of media.
  • review and revise authentic artifacts using digital tools.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • multimedia
  • artifacts
  • Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • a variety of digital tools in which they can create or revise authentic artifacts to share their knowledge.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • design and create authentic artifacts using approved digital tools that meet COPPA guidelines.
  • review an authentic artifact to revise with new or additional information.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • everyone can be an author, producer, director, etc.
  • , using digital tools.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 3
13) Communicate key ideas and details collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains, using digital tools.

Example: Create a digital presentation to persuade school administrators to allow additional time for lunch.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • communicate key ideas and details collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using digitial tools.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • key ideas
  • informs
  • persuades
  • entertains
  • communicate
  • digital tools
  • collaborate
  • online environment
  • tutorial
  • artifact
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that digital tools are available that enable them to inform others.
  • that digital tools are available that enable them to persuade others.
  • that digital tools are available that enable them to entertain others.
  • how to locate directions or tutorials for working in digitial tools.
  • that communication has a specific purpose and audience.
  • that collaboration in digital tools can occur 24/7 in various locations.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • design communications using various digital tools that informs, persuades, and/or entertains.
  • locate and follow directions or tutorials for working with digital tools.
  • explain the purpose of an artifact they create.
  • collaborate with peers in an online environment.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • various digital tools are available to communicate key ideas and details.
  • directions or tutorials can be located online to assist with creation.
  • all communication has a purpose.
Learning Objectives:

-Students will identify the parts of speech.

-Students will use and identify the parts of speech in the app Sparklefish.

-Students will create a mad lib story in Sparklefish using the parts of speech.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
After/Explain/Elaborate
Activity:
Students will put their grammar knowledge to the test by creating their own stories based on a series of prompts. The app walks the student through the creation of a story by asking students to record words based on prompts given (for example, noun, adjective, number, etc.). After students have recorded their word choices, the app reads the story back to them.

 

Assessment Strategies:

Listen to the products and evaluate if the part of speech is correct.


Advanced Preparation:

Download the app Sparklefish. Orient students on how to operate the app.

Variation Tips (optional):
 
Notes or Recommendations (optional):
 
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